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To donate to Project Little Lamb, send a check or money order to:
Project Little Lamb
14804 W Heath Drive
Wasilla, Alaska 99654-9616
To send mail to Bud, please send correspondence to:
1417 Columbine St.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Project Little Lamb History
Project Little Lamb was founded in October 1989 when Leroy "Bud" Morlock first smuggled Bibles into Far East Russia from Niigata Japan. A Lutheran Missionary who was reading the 21st chapter of John gave the name to him. It is the story where Jesus asked Peter 3 times if he loved Him, and after Peter said "Yes" each time, Jesus told Peter to feed His lambs. The Missionary felt that Bud was feeding the sheep the bread of life by smuggling Bibles. After 18 months with one smuggling trip each month, it was no longer necessary to smuggle Bibles into Russia and many Missionaries were coming to Russia to spread the Gospel.
One Sunday morning in 1991, during a church service, there were 8 Missionaries in attendance and Bud felt it was time to start looking over the horizon. He went out to the small airport in Khabarovsk (where most of his activities were) and chartered a small airplane to the village of Novokurovka. The village was quite isolated with only a small airstrip. There were no roads or railroads leading there. In the summer, it was possible to obtain riverboat service to the village. He was well received by the mayor and encouraged to start a church. He was only a lay minister, but the people started calling him "Pastor Bud". The word "pastor" in Russian comes from the word "pastook" which means, "shepherd". In 6 years of living there, he baptized 295 people.
So, in 1996, he started to expand his ministry both up and down the river. First, he went north to the village of Pobeda. It was on this first trip that he baptized 129 people in one worship service. He was privileged to baptize 288 people in 4 days. Going in the other direction, he traveled to the native village of Ooleeka where he started his second church. This particular church has a sister native church in Anchorage Alaska. The ties between Russia and Alaska are strong due to their close proximity to each other.
Before the Chinese repossessed Hong Kong, Bud started to smuggle Bibles into China from Russia. From previous experience, he knew that all the Bible smuggling organizations were in Hong Kong and so he wanted to open new in-roads into northeast China. And that mission led to smuggling bibles into North Korea from China (See map).
Meanwhile, back in Russia, the faltering economy left many of the villagers in Novokurovka without employment. One day in church, a little girl fainted from malnutrition. Later that week, a woman’s husband committed suicide because she had lost her job and he had none. In March of 1997, Bud hired the woman to start a soup kitchen to feed the children. The kitchen started out with 6 children but quickly grew to 12 and finished the month feeding 30 kids. In 6 months, that one soup kitchen was feeding over 100 children daily. So Project Little Lamb was not only feeding the children the Bread of Life, but was also feeding them the nourishment needed to live. Bud taught the children to read the Bible and pray every day.
Because many American evangelists were buying airtime on television and because most of the remote villages were able to receive the powerful television transmissions, Bud decided to travel to all the villages and baptize those who would confess Christ as savior. This led to more than 1,400 baptisms in a 6-year period. In one village, Kukan, a 52-year-old woman came up to him and thanked him for giving her the opportunity to be baptized. She told him that in her lifetime, not one missionary, pastor or priest had visited that village and that was her first opportunity to follow Jesus’ example in baptism.
As the high school students in Novokurovka graduated from the village school, each year Project Little Lamb would financially support higher level education for the students who attended church every Sunday. At this time, 13 students are attending colleges and universities majoring in education, law, accounting, etc. Bud feels that the future security of America is dependent on the future leaders of Russia being Christians. These students, while in the city of Kharbarovsk, attend church every Sunday in a small mission church, which Project Little Lamb supports through a sister church in Houston Alaska.
Pastor Bud is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel who flew combat missions in Viet Nam. He donates all of his retirement pay to Project Little Lamb and receives no salary. Project Little Lamb is supported by Christians in 9 states. Up until July 14th of 2000, all donations were non-tax deductible and had to be reported by Bud to the IRS as ordinary income. On that date, because Bud was acting as Missionary for the Christian Pilots Association of Alaska for the previous 6 years, a formal tie between the two organizations was established and all donations made to Project Little Lamb/CPAA became tax deductible.
Should you have any questions, you can contact us here using the link on the website and we will do our very best to answer you. Please be patient! Bud is probably traveling and doesn’t have a laptop to check mail.
Bud Morlock’s History
Bud was born in Lakewood Ohio on December 14, 1932. As he grew up, he was always interested in airplanes and achieved the rank of Ace Air Scout (the equivalent to the Eagle award in Boy Scouts) before going to Ohio University to continue his education. After finishing college he entered the Air Force in 1954 and initiated pilot training. While stationed at Columbus Air Base in Mississippi, where he met his future wife and mother of his 3 children, he attended the Base Chapel. It was during this time that Bud realized that Jesus had a non-denominational attitude and decided to be like Him. Bud flew 68 night combat missions in Viet Nam and was awarded many medals and decorations. Bud achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel before honorably retiring from active duty in 1974. Upon his retirement from the Air Force he was watching an episode of the 700 Club and saw a man named Brother Andrew telling about Open Doors, a Bible smuggling operation into China. Bud was inspired to join Brother Andrew’s organization, which was operating out of Hong Kong at the time. He smuggled Bibles into China 30 times in a 2-month period. He enjoyed it so much that he volunteered to smuggle Bibles into Cuba and Mongolia.
In 1989, while visiting Petersburg Alaska, he read in the newspaper that Far East Russia was open to tourism. While he knew that there was extensive Bible smuggling into western Russia, he also knew that there was no smuggling going on in the east. So he accepted that information as inspiration from God to start smuggling Bibles into that part of the world. After 18 months, and 18 trips into Russia, the customs officers, who were aware of his activities, told him that they didn’t care any more and he could bring all the Bibles he wanted. So with that information, he started shipping Russian Bibles from Japan into Russia via sea and airfreight delivering over 200,000 copies which he distributed to Orthodox, Baptist, Pentecostal, 7th day Adventist and other non-denominational churches.
Bud also has an extensive mission in Northeast China where he regularly visists to distribute scriptures to those hungry for "The Word". He presently has access to over 100,000 Bibles to distribute, but he does need support. Please send a donation to the address above. May God bless you!!
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